Cosmetic Dentistry is the name given to procedures that enhance and improve the appearance of the teeth. Many people would like to have a beautiful smile but the condition of their teeth means that they try to hide them by not smiling as often as they could.
Traditional dentistry is concerned more with the health of the teeth and gums and focuses on corrective and preventative treatments. Sometimes, traditional dentistry treatments are required before cosmetic procedures can be started.
Some traditional dentistry treatments can also have a cosmetic result, as is the case when a filling is the same colour as the tooth; this filling also enhances the tooth’s appearance. In fact, we have many patients who are deciding to change their old silver amalgam fillings for the new natural-looking porcelain or composite fillings.
In recent years there have been great advances in cosmetic dentistry. Procedures, that would have been unheard of several years ago, are now being successfully performed on a regular basis. New materials have been developed that are both durable and natural-looking. New methods mean that more people are able to keep their natural teeth with cosmetic dentistry, improving their look, strength and functionality.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry available in Melbourne
This procedure is used on damaged teeth or those with imperfections. Composite bonding can repair chips, discolouration, breakages and decay in the teeth. The material used in this procedure is strong and durable, while enhancing the look the appearance because it is matched to the colour of the natural teeth. This is a great way to repair damaged teeth and improve your smile.
A crown is a cap that is applied to a tooth that has been broken by trauma or decay. Without the crown, the tooth would probably need to be extracted, so crowns help the natural teeth to be retained, while protecting them from further damage. The crown also enhances the appearance of the tooth by restoring the natural shape and colour. At Era Health Dental we use Emax crowns because of their reputation for strength, durability and natural appearance.
Implants have become the preferred method for replacing missing teeth for many people. They are permanent, have the look and feel of natural teeth and are more comfortable and convenient than dentures. A titanium post is inserted into the gum and acts as an artificial root to which new teeth are attached. The result gives all the appearance, benefits and functionality of natural teeth.
A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is attached to the surface of a tooth to hide minor imperfections like cracks, chips, gaps or discolouration. We use porcelain for veneers because it is strong and looks like natural enamel. Porcelain veneers are a simple procedure that instantly improves the appearance of your teeth and smile.
Probably the number one concern of patients who ask about cosmetic dentistry is their smile. Smiling is such an important facial expression but when people are embarrassed by their teeth, they are reluctant to smile as often as they should. If you would like to improve your smile, make an appointment at our Melbourne Clinic to discuss your concerns and find out how cosmetic dentistry can improve that smile and enhance your overall appearance and confidence.
Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry in Melbourne. The teeth discolour for a variety of reasons, even when good, regular dental hygiene is practised. While there are many tooth whitening products available over the counter or at beauty salons, only a dentist can accurately assess your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment for achieving whiter teeth.
If you are interested in finding out how cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of your teeth and give you new confidence, make an appointment today at the Era Health Dental Clinic, conveniently situated in Melbourne’s CBD.